According to what I know now about Possessive Pronouns, we can to choose between one of the two following forms:

1) "This is your book" vs "This is yours"

2) "This is their book" vs "This is theirs"

3) "This is her book" vs "This is hers"

4) "This is our book" vs "This is ours"

5) "This is my book" vs "This is mine"

But I'm confused about two Possessive Pronouns: Its & his

Can I say (on the way that was mentioned above):

a) "This is his book" vs "This is his."

b) "This is its part" vs "This is its."


Yes they are both correct.

His is parrallel to hers, but we cant add one more s after his.

  • I'm not entirely sure what you mean by the last line; you can't add another "s" after "hers". (Or "its".) – Nathan Tuggy Oct 6 '15 at 2:35
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    I mean you can distinguish between "her" and "hers" because the people who created these words added "s" after "her", such that we have two different words.However, you didnt know whether "his" or "its" can be put in the pattern above because "his" (possessive pronoun) and "his" (possessive determiner) are the same word. – Chu Wa Tim Tim Oct 6 '15 at 2:43

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